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Supreme Court excuses inadvertent legal errors in copyright applications

USA - March 8 2022 The United States Supreme Court, in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P., a recent 6-3 decision, found that innocent legal errors in…

On notice: Misattributed, False, or Mischaracterized endorsements

USA - November 16 2021 Continuing our series on the FTC’s Notice of Penalty Offenses Concerning Endorsements, this post considers the issues of falsely attributed…

Anisha Shenai-Khatkhate, Baldassare Vinti, Jeffrey H Warshafsky

“Butter” luck next time: Court finds California cannot preclude vegan dairy from using “Vegan Butter” Labeling

USA - October 5 2021 Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California recently ruled in favor of Miyoko’s Kitchen in a suit concerning Miyoko’s labeling of…

Anisha Shenai-Khatkhate, Lawrence I Weinstein

The Rise and Fall of “Vanilla” Labeling Challenges

USA - August 12 2021 Beginning in 2020, the advertising world saw an explosion of putative class-actions challenging the use of “vanilla” to describe products where the…

Jeffrey H Warshafsky, Lawrence I Weinstein

More Lessons Learned from Theranos: Ensuring Privilege Protections

USA - July 15 2021 The prosecution of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the infamous healthcare and life sciences company, Theranos, Inc., has sparked media attention around…